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January 23, 2013
The first battle: Harbaugh vs. Super Bowl media

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In a typical week, Jim Harbaugh will address the media four times: After Sunday's game, and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Friday session is typically brief and there usually are only a handful of reporters present.

Those quaint settings are no more. Harbaugh is scheduled to address the Super Bowl media every day save Saturday next week beginning when the 49ers arrive in New Orleans Sunday. That's a lot for a man who once ran from reporters following his Orange Bowl victory and who tends to be, at best, terse during his press conferences. (To be fair, Harbaugh also can be charming and witty, but there's about a 1:3 ratio between Charming Jim and Prickly Jim).

All of which sets up an interesting battle between Harbaugh and hundreds of reporters determined to reveal something - anything - from him in the run-up to the Super Bowl.

SUPER BOWL XLVII TEAM MEDIA AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE
The Super Bowl XLVII media availability schedule in New Orleans for the AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens and NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, beginning on Sunday, January 27, 2013, is as follows:

Sunday, January 27 (all times local to New Orleans - CT)
7:30 pm (approx.) Arrival of San Francisco 49ers charter at New Orleans International Airport (photo opportunity).
8:30 pm (approx.) San Francisco 49ers - Media availability with head coach Jim Harbaugh, followed by quarterback Colin Kaepernick and four-six players at the New Orleans Marriott.

Monday, January 28
3:30 pm San Francisco 49ers - Media availability with head coach Jim Harbaugh and four-six players at the New Orleans Marriott.
4:00 pm (approx.) Arrival of Baltimore Ravens charter at New Orleans International Airport (photo opportunity).
5:45 pm (approx.) Baltimore Ravens - Media availability with head coach John Harbaugh, followed by quarterback Joe Flacco and four-six players at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Tuesday, January 29 - Media Day at Mercedes-Benz Superdome
10:00-11:00 am. San Francisco 49ers
12:15-1:15 pm. Baltimore Ravens

Wednesday, January 30
8:00-9:15 am San Francisco 49ers - Media availability with head coach Jim Harbaugh and all assistant coaches and players at the New Orleans Marriott.
10:15-11:30 am Baltimore Ravens - Media availability with head coach John Harbaugh and all assistant coaches and players at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Thursday, January 31
8:00 - 9:15 am San Francisco 49ers - Media availability with head coach Jim Harbaugh and all assistant coaches and players at the New Orleans Marriott.
10:15-11:30 am Baltimore Ravens - Media availability with head coach John Harbaugh and all assistant coaches and players at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Friday, February 1
8:30 am JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE with Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh at the Super Bowl XLVII Media Center, New Orleans Convention Center.

Monday, February 4
8:30 am. Winning Team - Press conference with head coach and Super Bowl MVP at the Super Bowl XLVII Media Center, New Orleans Convention Center.

- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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